Farming Strategies for Small Farmers and Limited Resource Farmers in North Florida Through the 80's

A 1981 report to the Florida Legislature indicated that 75% of Florida's 44,000 farms are small farms. Among Florida's 3,079 black farmers, annual sales range from $1,000 - $2,500. The 1981 Governors' Conference on Small Farmers in Florida listed cost of labor and supplies, cost of equipment, interest rates and marketing as the most serious problems facing farmers. Based on the above problems, FAMU has developed a plan of action that includes: (1) Development of alternative farming enterprises; (2) Education geared toward more effective management skills; (3) Development of on-farm demonstration projects.


Issue Date:
Oct 21 1984
Publication Type:
Conference Paper/ Presentation
Language:
English
Total Pages:
3




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